Arrange by vs Clean up by vs Sort by

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by andy06, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. andy06 macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2012
    Whats the difference between Clean up by and Sort by in Lion? It seems to do the exact same thing (sort files n folders according to Criteria).

    Wasn't Clean up by slightly different in SL?

  2. GGJstudios, Feb 15, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2012

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Rather than start a dozen threads in a row, you can ask all your questions in one thread. Better yet, try searching the forums, as most questions have been asked and answered dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of times.

    For example: Finder: Arrange by, Sort by, Clean up by, what do they mean?

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  3. andy06 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2012
    I broke them into separate posts because they're totally unrelated :)
    I searched not only the forums, but also Google. I wouldn't waste people's time with something straight forward :)

    The Clean up by Part wasn't really resolved there. Only Arrange and Sort were. In fact the final link in that thread to "resolve it" is actually wrong.
    Specifically this one:

    As opposed to what the article indicates, Clean up by IS infact permanent for me. I still am not sure of the difference as a result.

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